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Thousands join in first ever Jeffersonville Pride Parade and Festival

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -

Thousands joined in the first ever Jeffersonville Pride Parade and Festival Saturday.

It started at noon and ended at 10 o’clock.  

Planning for the event took five months.

The festival was inspired by a cyber-bullying incident at a Jeffersonville High School.

Organizers say they want to overcome hate and demonstrate acceptance in the community.

“I would have never thought in my lifetime that Jeffersonville Indiana of all places would be having a pride, so I wanted to support it,” Tanisha Johnson said.

“Cultural diversity thrives in Southern Indiana, no matter who you are, what community you're a part of: the LGBT community, whether it's a religious minority, women, or ethnic minority, anybody, that you're welcome,” Marketing Director of Jeffersonville Pride Festival, Nicholas Moore said.

This is expected to become an annual festival in Jeffersonville.

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